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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton


The Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce offers a 4th year-level of study which is equivalent to an honours year.

The program offers students the opportunity to build on their undergraduate degree and to conduct a supervised research project. During the program, students develop:

  • in-depth knowledge of a specialist area in business and economics from advanced studies and research in the chosen discipline
  • comprehensive research skills relevant to business research
  • skills to plan and undertake rigorous independent research
  • technical and analytical skills
  • critical and independent thinking
  • the ability to effectively communicate research activities and findings.

Graduates have a higher level of expertise that is valued by employers and they therefore have a competitive advantage in the job market. The Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce is also the first step towards a research-based higher degree, such as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


To complete the Management major in the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce, students must complete:

Five compulsory units (48 points):

  • MGX4000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX4100 Perspectives and paradigms in management theory
  • MGX4200 Data analysis for organisational research
  • MGX4300 Contemporary issues in management
  • MGX4400 Research thesis (24 points)

Students must have their enrolment approved by the head, or nominees of the Department of Management.

Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Relevant Courses

+ 0171 Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce